Take a look at the fantastic vis we had a few weeks ago on the Admiral Dupont aka the Offshore Paddlewheeler! The large steel paddle wheels are still intact and in place and we had excellent visibility! Thanks to the RV Explorer for taking us there and thanks to Denise Marie for putting this great video together!
Check out this video of the SS Northern Pacific steam Whistle recovery by Mike Dudas from October 2011. Thanks to Rusty Cassway for assisting with the recovery. And thanks to Bruce Leinan, Bart Malone, and Wes Markey for all your help, and to Denise Jay for documenting and producing this great video! Enjoy!
This article was published on the front page of the Sunday Philadelphia Inquirer, July 26, 2009 written by Kathy Boccella.
It was June 1967, and the 22-year-old woman with a toothy smile from West Chester was aboard a smelly fishing boat with 11 men eager to dive the offshore wreck of the famed Andrea Doria, 220 feet below the Atlantic.
Evelyn Bartram Dudas didn’t recover the best artifact – the ship’s compass, which went to her future husband, John Dudas – but she returned from the trip a hero as the first woman to reach what is considered the Mount Everest of shipwrecks.
Check out Evelyn’s exclusive online article written for Scuba Diving Magazine in honor of the 50th anniversary of the sinking of the ANDREA DORIA.
Viking Starlite docked out of Montauk, NY, agreed to take a group of hard-core New Jersey wreck divers to the Andrea Doria. It was the second year that a charter had been organized by George Hoffman and Mike DeCamp, two well-known wreck divers. The boat fee was $10 a day for three days and the food cost $28 for a grand total cost of $58. It was a 10-hour run to get to the site. We anchored over the Doria with two big Danforth sand anchors that bridled the wreck. Then a team went in the secure a downline to the wreck…